To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until further notice. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at (310) 802-5000.

Technical Support Services

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The Technical Support Services Section, also known as the Records Section, processes and maintains all reports produced by police personnel, including crime, arrest, and traffic reports. Request a Police Report or Accident Report.

Working 24/7, staff-members greet visitors at the main lobby of the public safety facility, answer phones, process evidence, and enter stolen property, vehicles, missing persons, and warrants into local and regional databases. They frequently provide statistical data and Front Deskassist officers in locating information pertinent to their investigations. Services are also provided to field officers and detectives, including identifying criminals, running criminal background checks of suspects and arrested persons, and preparing documents which aid in prosecution of criminals.  This Section also prepares local crime statistics for State and Federal agencies, assembles report packages for filing cases with the District Attorney’s office, transfers information and bail money to court, and processes all citations and warrants that are issued.

Dispatch and communications operations are contracted through the South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority (SBRPCA), which provides emergency dispatch and communication functions for both Police and Fire services.  For emergency service, call 9-1-1.  For non emergencies, please dial (310) 545-4566.

In 2006, the City installed an upgraded Reverse 9-1-1 System, an interactive community notification system which can send recorded messages to area businesses and residents about public safety issues. The Records Section maintains the database of community phone numbers and is trained in the use of the advanced system.  Please add my information to the Reverse 9-1-1 System.

To contact the Records Section, please call (310) 802-5140.